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Libraries and reading in the computer age

Is the personal computer replacing books in the hearts and minds of North Americans?

Published: 13 Nov 2000

Who is Lorne M. Trottier?

Following the announcement that Lorne M. Trottier is donating up to $10 million to help build a new Information Technology teaching facilities at McGill University, curious reporters might have a few follow-up questions. Like, for instance, who is Lorne M. Trottier?

Published: 18 Oct 2000

Major donation to libraries means other universities benefit

McGill's massive library catalogue is now Internet accessible, thanks to a powerful web-based search engine: the Aleph 500 software designed by Israeli manufacturer Ex Libris and baptized internally as MUSE 2.

Published: 31 May 2000

McGill University receives landmark gift

An extraordinarily generous gift to McGill University by one of its graduates, Canadian scientist and businessman Richard H.Tomlinson, is the largest-ever single donation to the University and probably the largest in the history of Canadian higher education.

Published: 24 May 2000

McGill student donation to libraries matched

Students donate $500,000 to McGill libraries; University matches pledge dollar for dollar.

Published: 7 Apr 2000

Two online projects for architectural research

Two important architectural archives are now available online at the Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art: Industrial Architecture of Montreal and the Canadian Architect and Builder (CAB).

Published: 14 Feb 2000

Treasures of Islam multimedia CD-ROM

Some of the world's most beautiful and rare works of art and design that appear in Islamic manuscripts are now available on a unique trilingual CD-ROM.

Published: 31 Jan 2000

Inauguration of the world's most sophisticated electronic classroom

Researchers have developed a control system for classrooms that responds to instructor activity and automates control of the room's technological tools.

Published: 5 Nov 1999

Leading the world of audio into the 21st century

First real-time multichannel audio Internet demo uses software developed at McGill by members of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) Technical Committee on Network Audio Systems. NYU dancers will perform to live music by the McGill Swing Band acquired as a 5-channel audio signal and streamed across a high-performance network.

Published: 24 Sep 1999

New web-based library system

McGill University and Ex Libris (USA) Inc. announce a new library system that will enable users to access the Libraries' online catalogue and collections, as well as worldwide resources, through a web-based interface.

Published: 8 Jun 1999

Canadian National-Pratt-Grinstad Chair in Information Studies

The McGill Graduate School of Library and Information Studies' Dr Andrew Large has been appointed to the newly created Canadian National-Pratt-Grinstad Chair in Information Studies.

Published: 30 Apr 1999

Online archives of Moshe Safdie

Minister of Industry John Manley attends the launch of a web site created at McGill University featuring over 2000 images from the archives of renowned architect Moshe Safdie.

Published: 5 Mar 1999

McGill welcomes TechnoVision report

Montreal TechnoVision issued a report describing the debilitating effects on the Quebec economy of the lack of trained professionals in key information technology fields.

Published: 2 Feb 1999

Innovation and ingenuity on McGill's web system

McGill University Relations Office launches its second online treasure hunt.

Published: 4 May 1998

McGill students raise $1.2 million to improve libraries on campus

The Library Improvement Fund set up by the Students' Society of McGill University has raised over a million dollars to improve the quality of on-campus libraries.

Published: 7 Apr 1998